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The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Hobbit

An absolute classic of children’s literature, the great adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarfs.  It’s important to remember how long ago this book was written, the style is not that of a modern children’s book, but the magic of the tale shines through the old-fashioned language.  It is, and always has been, a little treasure of a book.

 

This special slipcased edition is bound in red cloth with an exclusive wraparound dragon design in gold foil, and is the ideal Christmas gift for Tolkien fans and book collectors.

 

If you would like to purchase through the official Tolkien site then click here.

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The Hobbit Synopsis

The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin's charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien's beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

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The Hobbit Press Reviews

'The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows.'
Times Literary Supplement

'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail

'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780007497911
Publication date: 12th September 2013
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father’s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures. His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent ...

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